A Quick Guide to Heat Embossing
Heat embossing is one of this year’s biggest trends in making! A great technique for taking your papercrafts to the next level, heat embossing produces a professional finish through a fun and simple technique.
Heat embossing is a technique where embossed elements are created through the use of embossing powders and heat, creating a reaction that gives a textured and dimensional finish. You can heat emboss on a multitude of materials, and this technique can be used for cardmaking, stamping, lettering and many more making activities!
Embossing powders are a must-have in every maker’s toolkit, and so is part of our making essentials range which you can find more about here. The Sizzix Embossing Powder 3PK includes a versatile palette of silver, gold and clear to complement all your making projects.
Create handmade cards combining heat embossing with watercolours for a lively effect that gives a whole new dimension to your make! When making cards, using thick cardstock will give you the best results which is available here.
These makes can be easily recreated using an embossing folder and Big Shot machine. The Sizzix clear embossing ink pad makes embossing with powders easier as it is slow-drying and should be used as you would use any ink pad and stamp. Once you have your desired design, sprinkle with embossing powder, before using your heat tool to see the reaction take place and the embossed appearance will form.
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